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$ony exec says Nintendo DS is for kids

Post by kai666 » Monday, 18 Dec 2006, 20:54

$ony exec says Nintendo DS is for kids

In an interview with Engadget, Sony's Peter Dille slated the DS as something which is for kids. Amusingly he thinks Sony are actually opening up new markets with the PSP and it will take a bit of time to do so.

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We're selling a device to guys our age, who are using it to play games, to play movies, to access video on the net, music, etc. And it's a very different product than Nintendo DS... You can look at the software that they sell. All their licensed kid stuff. So, what we're doing with the PlayStation Portable is really establishing a new marketplace, and establishing, frankly, a new beachhead. And that takes time.

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Post by kai666 » Monday, 18 Dec 2006, 20:59

Envy is such a bad thing, $ony.

So, on which format are you playing your movies on the p$p?
The UMD format... Oh, that's right, it doesen't exist anymore *LMGDAO*

Everything just can't be as popular and good selling as your ($ony's) Betamax, Mini-cd's, (*LOL*) not to mention the failing UMD formats for the expensive P$P... Speaking of which, how's the P$P's sales figures looking, compared with the Nintendo DS's?
I'll tell you, little $ony-boy, Like CRAP. The P$P is just another huge failure from $ony, arrogant SOB's :!: :!:
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Post by Samus_Prime » Monday, 18 Dec 2006, 22:24

no offence i know im new but i have to say most of the games coming to/for the DS are more for kids.

but this is old news ive read this on other sites months ago.

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Post by kai666 » Monday, 18 Dec 2006, 22:28

Samus_Prime wrote:no offence i know im new but i have to say most of the games coming to/for the DS are more for kids.

but this is old news ive read this on other sites months ago.
Where's the proof for that?
Who decides which games are for kids and which games are not for kids?

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Post by kai666 » Monday, 18 Dec 2006, 22:37

Charts: Latest Japanese Software & Hardware Sales

After one week in the Wii's shadow, the DS storms back to the top in the week ending December 10th.

Courtesy of Media-Create, we have the most recent sales figures from Japan.

The week marked the notable debut of Microsoft XBOX 360 "saviour" Blue Dragon, an RPG developed by Mistwalker (a new developer largely comprised of former Square-Enix personnel). The game did well by Japanese 360 standards...which means it sold through over 80k units. Perhaps this will serve as another minor footstep for Microsoft in Japan, but for a title developed from the ground up for the Japanese market the reception would seem a little underwhelming.

The DS was again strongest in software sales, led by the Pokemon machina as Diamond/Pearl marched onwards towards a combined 4 million-sold milestone - a feat the games will likely reach by the end of the year. The Nintendo Wii maintained a couple of strong chart presences, neither of which was The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess which came in at 17th as the Wii's third best-selling title for the week. For many westerners, this would seem a peculiar fate for a game with the pedigree of Zelda. Perhaps Link's latest adventure will prove a steady seller in the months to come.

In hardware, the DS Lite reclaimed the top spot on an avalanche of sales that rivaled the Wii's debut week. Remember, this is all before the big DS news of the week. Wii or no, the DS continues to steamroll along; expect the Lite to be the holiday season's biggest winner for a second consecutive year.

The weekly software numbers follow:

No. System - Title - Publisher
1 PS2 Gundam Seed Destiny: Federation Vs Zaft II - 337,559 - Bandai Namco
2 PS2 Ryu Ga Gotoku 2 - 274,822 - Sega
3 DS Pokemon Diamond - 98,859 - Nintendo
4 XBOX 360 Blue Dragon - 80,348 - Microsoft
5 DS Pokemon Pearl - 75,206 - Nintendo
6 Wii Sports - 72,382 - Nintendo
7 DS Kirby Squeek Squad - 66,421 - Nintendo
8 Wii Play - 62,863 - Nintendo
9 DS Jump Ultimate Stars - 62,068 - Nintendo
10 DS Common Sense Training - 55,208 - Nintendo


The week's console numbers follow:

No. Console - Week Sales - Last Week Sales
1 Nintendo DS Lite - 309,630 - 176,901
2 Wii - 85,439 - 350,358
3 PlayStation 3 - 50,171 - 31,436
4 Xbox 360 - 35,343 - 4,053
5 PlayStation 2 - 30,460 - 23,115
6 PlayStation Portable - 28,930 - 23,917
7 Game Boy Advance SP - 1,896 - 1,572
8 Game Boy Micro - 1,555 - 1,252
9 GameCube - 569 - 821
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Post by Samus_Prime » Tuesday, 19 Dec 2006, 17:42

the reason i see the DS more of a kids system is Nintendogs etc. that is coming out for the DS, the only game really that i found ok for a while (now is boring) was Brain Age, after a while it just got annoying.

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Post by kai666 » Tuesday, 19 Dec 2006, 17:46

Samus_Prime wrote:the reason i see the DS more of a kids system is Nintendogs etc. that is coming out for the DS, the only game really that i found ok for a while (now is boring) was Brain Age, after a while it just got annoying.
Oh, so there's no games for minors / kids, for the other systems?
.. Or, does it just take one "kid game" to make an entire system for kids only?
...And other games for other systems never gets boring / annoying?

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Post by MXVampire » Tuesday, 19 Dec 2006, 17:56

$ony are just being wankers as normal.

psp is great spec's wise but the games are sooooooo easy it hurts

and there are some adult DS games... Resident Evil, for one.
Everytime you buy from $ony... God kills a kitten

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Post by kai666 » Thursday, 21 Dec 2006, 4:19

The Nintendo DS will be getting a massive 67 titles added to its European library over the first three months of next year, including Children of Mana on January 12, Star Fox Command on January 26, Actionloop on January 26, and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Justice for All, as yet undated but due sometime in the first quarter.

Nintendo DS

:arrow: January titles
Children of Mana (Nintendo): January 12
Star Fox Command (Nintendo): January 26
Actionloop (Nintendo): January 26
Freedom Wings (Zoo Digital): January 26
Guru Guru (505 Games): January 2007
Labyrinth (505 Games): January 2007
Monster Puzzle (505 Games): January 2007
Mystery Detective (505 Games): January 2007
The Professor's Brain Trainer: Logic (505 Games): January 2007
The Professor's Brain Trainer: Memory (505 Games): January 2007
Mech Assault Phantom War (Majesco): January 2007
Flipper Critters (Conspiracy): January 2007


:arrow: February titles
Contact (Marvelous/Rising Star Games): February 2
New Zealand Story (Marvelous/Rising Star Games): February 2
Uno/Skip-Bo Compilation/Uno Freefall (Zoo Digital): February 2
Disney's Kim Possible: Global Gemini (Disney/Buena Vista Games): February 2
Magical Starsign (Nintendo): February 9
Mario Slam Basketball (Nintendo): February 16
Lionel Trains On Track (Zoo Digital): February 16
Guilty Gear Dust Strikers (Majesco/THQ): Febraury 20
Fossil League (D3): February 23
Bomberman Land Touch! (Marvelous/Rising Star Games): February 23
Uno 52 (Zoo Digital): February 23
Monster Bomber (505 Games): February 2007
Touch Party Game (505 Games): February 2007
Turn it Around (505 Games): February 2007
Barbie in the 12 Dancing Princesses (Activision): February 2007
Shrek Smash and Crash (Activision): February 2007
Party Carnival (D3): February 2007
Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (Konami): February 2007
Death, Jr. and the Science Fair of Doom (Konami): February 2007
Lunar Knights (Konami): February 2007
My Frogger Toy Trials (Konami): February 2007
Xiaolin Showdown (Konami): February 2007
Dino Master (Majesco): February 2007
Super Black Bass Fishing (Majesco): February 2007
Gunpey DS (Namco Bandai Games): February 2007


:arrow: March titles
Danny Phantom Urban Jungle (THQ): March 2
Actua Pool (Zoo Digital): March 2
Princess Natasha (Zoo Digital): March 2
Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis (Nintendo): March 9
Spectrobes (Disney/Buena Vista Games): March 15
Rayman Raving Rabbids (Ubisoft): March 15
Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords (D3): March 16
Bubble Bobble Double Shot (Marvelous/Rising Star Games): March 16
Schach (DTP): March 16
Best Friends – Hunde & Katzen (DTP): March 23
Hello Kitty (Empire): March 23
Pokémon Ranger (Nintendo): March 30
Mein Gestüt (working title) (DTP): March 30
Kameleon DS (505 Games): March 2007
Touch Detective-French version (505 Games): March 2007
Disney's Meet The Robinsons (Disney/Buena Vista Games): March 2007
Diner Dash (Eidos): March 2007
Zendoku (Eidos): March 2007
Sega Presents Touch Darts (working title) (Sega): March 2007
Petz Vet (Ubisoft): March 2007
The Settlers (Ubisoft): March 2007
Teenage Mutant Minja Turtles (Ubisoft): March 2007

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